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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care (Age 40+)

What is the main reason you have not visited an eye care professional in the past 12 months?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No prob./no reason to go Cost/insurance Access problems Not thought of it Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,414 2,190 49.7 47.7-51.6 1,106 25.9 24.1-27.7 153 3.3 2.7- 4.0 322 7.2 6.2- 8.3 643 14.0 12.8-15.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 97 54 55.7 44.0-66.8 22 24.1 15.3-35.9 3 4.2 1.1-14.5 6 6.8 2.9-15.4 12 9.2 5.0-16.2
Buncombe 106 62 57.2 46.4-67.3 28 24.8 16.8-35.1 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2 2 3.1 0.7-11.7 13 13.7 7.8-23.0
Cabarrus 105 63 64.0 53.1-73.5 17 14.7 8.8-23.5 0 0.0 . - . 8 8.1 3.9-16.3 17 13.2 7.7-21.6
Catawba 127 70 54.6 44.3-64.6 29 25.4 17.1-36.0 3 1.7 0.5- 5.7 5 4.2 1.6-10.7 20 14.0 8.7-21.8
Cumberland 126 55 48.2 38.5-58.2 37 30.2 22.0-39.9 4 1.7 0.6- 4.7 8 4.5 2.1- 9.4 22 15.3 9.8-23.3
Davidson 104 52 47.7 36.4-59.1 26 28.8 18.5-41.9 1 1.2 0.2- 7.8 8 4.8 2.2-10.2 17 17.6 10.7-27.8
Durham 81 41 49.2 36.5-62.1 19 21.1 12.4-33.5 2 1.9 0.4- 8.1 8 13.0 5.7-26.9 11 14.8 7.5-27.1
Forsyth 107 69 64.1 52.3-74.4 17 17.1 9.7-28.4 2 1.9 0.5- 7.7 6 4.7 2.0-10.6 13 12.2 6.2-22.8
Gaston 129 52 39.0 29.8-49.1 41 31.6 23.0-41.7 3 1.8 0.5- 6.2 9 6.2 2.8-13.0 24 21.4 14.2-31.1
Guilford 111 56 49.9 39.3-60.5 27 29.1 20.0-40.2 4 4.7 1.6-13.4 11 7.0 3.6-13.0 13 9.3 5.0-16.5
Iredell 105 52 48.8 37.8-60.0 22 22.5 14.3-33.4 2 1.8 0.4- 9.1 10 9.8 5.1-18.1 19 17.1 10.5-26.6
Johnston 149 65 47.5 38.4-56.9 43 25.6 18.7-34.1 4 2.9 0.8- 9.4 15 10.3 6.0-17.0 22 13.7 8.6-21.1
Mecklenburg 183 102 54.9 46.5-63.0 37 21.7 15.5-29.5 3 1.2 0.4- 3.8 15 7.7 4.4-13.3 26 14.5 9.6-21.4
New Hanover 105 59 58.5 47.4-68.8 19 15.7 9.5-24.8 5 6.4 2.4-16.0 6 4.3 1.8- 9.8 16 15.1 8.5-25.3
Onslow 98 56 62.9 51.3-73.2 19 14.4 8.7-22.9 2 2.9 0.7-10.8 7 6.8 2.5-16.9 14 13.0 7.0-22.8
Orange 109 57 56.0 45.1-66.3 17 15.7 9.0-26.0 5 6.1 2.5-14.2 13 10.1 5.5-17.9 17 12.0 7.0-19.9
Pitt 104 44 43.6 33.2-54.7 26 22.7 15.0-32.9 5 3.3 1.3- 8.0 14 15.2 8.7-25.2 15 15.1 8.8-24.7
Randolph 113 58 53.2 42.6-63.4 23 18.4 11.8-27.5 6 5.6 2.1-14.4 6 5.7 2.4-12.8 20 17.2 10.9-26.0
Robeson 93 31 30.2 20.7-41.9 38 46.2 34.1-58.6 5 4.3 1.7-10.3 9 8.2 4.0-16.3 10 11.1 5.6-20.7
Rowan 132 64 45.4 35.1-56.2 36 27.5 19.5-37.4 8 4.8 2.0-10.7 5 2.9 1.2- 6.9 19 19.4 10.8-32.2
Union 106 52 49.7 38.7-60.8 30 24.8 16.7-35.1 3 4.1 1.3-12.2 9 9.7 4.6-19.2 12 11.7 6.2-21.0
Wake 139 73 50.0 40.5-59.5 30 22.3 14.9-32.1 3 2.1 0.7- 6.5 9 5.9 3.0-11.5 24 19.6 13.1-28.4
Wayne 130 60 49.2 39.5-59.1 34 25.7 18.1-35.1 5 1.9 0.8- 4.6 6 5.0 2.1-11.6 25 18.2 12.1-26.5
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,442 656 46.2 43.0-49.5 395 28.5 25.6-31.6 65 4.3 3.2- 5.7 111 7.6 5.8- 9.8 215 13.4 11.5-15.7
Piedmont 2,029 1,050 50.7 47.8-53.6 472 24.7 22.2-27.4 59 2.9 2.1- 4.1 147 7.2 5.8- 8.9 301 14.4 12.6-16.6
Western NC 943 484 51.9 47.9-55.8 239 25.6 22.3-29.3 29 2.6 1.7- 4.0 64 6.3 4.7- 8.2 127 13.6 11.2-16.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 590 322 54.5 49.4-59.4 138 24.4 20.3-29.0 19 2.5 1.5- 4.4 37 5.9 4.0- 8.5 74 12.7 9.8-16.3
Northwest 979 492 50.7 46.6-54.7 247 26.2 22.7-30.1 28 2.7 1.7- 4.3 67 6.3 4.8- 8.3 145 14.1 11.5-17.0
Charlotte 583 295 49.0 43.8-54.2 143 25.9 21.4-31.1 14 2.5 1.3- 4.8 45 8.9 5.9-13.1 86 13.7 10.7-17.4
Greensboro 491 254 52.3 46.6-58.0 102 22.2 17.7-27.4 20 5.0 2.8- 8.8 37 5.8 4.0- 8.4 78 14.8 11.3-19.0
Southern Regional 393 171 48.3 41.9-54.9 120 30.4 24.9-36.5 15 3.5 1.8- 6.7 30 6.1 4.0- 9.2 57 11.6 8.6-15.6
Coastal 223 106 46.4 39.0-54.1 59 28.9 22.1-36.9 16 7.5 4.4-12.6 14 5.2 3.0- 9.1 28 11.9 7.9-17.5
Wake 443 211 47.6 41.5-53.8 120 26.0 20.8-32.0 9 1.7 0.8- 3.8 38 7.9 5.4-11.5 65 16.7 12.5-22.0
Area L 124 58 50.1 39.9-60.3 36 27.7 19.4-38.0 5 4.1 1.6-10.1 9 7.1 3.5-13.7 16 11.0 6.3-18.5
Eastern 588 281 47.1 41.8-52.5 141 24.6 20.2-29.6 27 4.1 2.6- 6.6 45 9.2 5.7-14.6 94 14.9 11.7-18.9

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*This question was asked of those who reported not visiting an eye care professional in the past 12 months.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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